Mar 08, 2021  
2020-2021 Final Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Final Undergraduate Catalog

Criminal Justice, B.A. / Accounting Forensics and Fraud Detection, M.S. (4+1)

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122 Credits Required for B.A. Degree in Criminal Justice

30 Credits Required for M.S. in Accounting with Emphasis on Forensic and Fraud Detection


Refer to Criminal Justice, B.A.  for Learning Outcomes and Progression Criteria

Neumann University is proud to offer a five year program which leads to both a B.A. in Criminal Justice and a M.S. in Accounting with an emphasis on Forensics and Fraud Detection.  All undergraduate students pursuing a degree in Criminal Justice are guaranteed automatic acceptance into the Master’s Program with a concentration in Forensic Accounting and Fraud Detection as long as they maintain a cumulative grade point average of a 3.0, can provide two letters of reference as well as a current resume. 

Combining your Criminal Justice degree with a Master’s in Forensic Accounting and Fraud Detection allows you to couple your accounting knowledge with investigative skills, using this unique combination in litigation support and investigative accounting settings. Forensic Accountants may be employed by public accounting firms’ forensic accounting divisions, by firms specializing in risk consulting and forensic accounting services, or by lawyers, law enforcement agencies, insurance companies, government organizations, or financial institutions. Due to society’s heightened awareness and growing intolerance of fraudulent activity, demand for forensic accountants is rapidly increasing.

Graduates with combined degrees in Criminal Justice/Accounting Forensics and Fraud Detection have many other additional career paths available to them such as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA), or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA). The five year joint degree is designed to help students apply techniques in identifying, collecting, and examining evidence, including how to identify financial statement misrepresentation, transaction reconstruction, tax evasion and cyber-crime

What are you waiting for? Start calculating the high return on your educational investment by earning a combined BA/MS degree in Accounting from Neumann University.

Suggested Progression Plan

Freshman Year - Spring Semester 15 Credits

Sophomore Year - Fall Semester 15 Credits

Sophomore Year - Spring Semester 16 Credits

Junior Year - Fall Semester 18 Credits

Junior Year - Spring Semester 18 Credits

Senior Year - Fall Semester - 18 Credits

Senior Year - Spring Semester - 18 Credits

Senior Year - Summer II 3 Credits

  • ACT 530 White Collar Crime 3 Credits

Senior Year - Summer III 3 Credits

  • ACT 560 Ethics of Forensic Accounting 3 Credits

Graduate - Fall Semester 6 Credits

  • ACT 640 Interview Techniques and Legal Environment 3 Credits
  • ACT 550 Tax Fraud 3 Credits

Graduate - Spring 6 Credits

  • ACT 660 Auditing and Attestation 3 Credits
  • ACT 680 Capstone 3 Credits

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